Employers vs. Employees

by Lex Grezlak, Founder

Employment is often compared to modern-day slavery, and for a good reason. Your employer doesn't care about you; they only care about making money. It's important to recognize that you and your employer have conflicting interests. While you want higher wages, they want to pay you as little as possible. However, you still need to work with them to succeed in your career.

Power imbalance

In most employment relationships, the employer holds more power than the employee. They can easily replace you, but losing your job can be devastating for you. Remember that your employer needs you less than you need them, so it's crucial to understand this power dynamic.

Maximizing your value

To ensure your employer relies on you, be as valuable as possible. Become an indispensable asset by being exceptional at your job. While you can't be irreplaceable, you can make it difficult for them to find someone as competent as you. Additionally, always keep an eye out for other job opportunities to reduce your dependence on your current employer.

Side business

To become less dependent on your employer, consider starting a side business that covers your basic living expenses. Having an extra source of income gives you more freedom and flexibility. Just be careful to keep it a secret from your employer, as they prefer employees who are completely dependent on them.


Another strategy to consider is overemployment. This means having multiple jobs and working for more than one employer at the same time. By doing so, you can increase your income, diversify your skills, and reduce your dependence on any one employer. However, it's essential to be careful and ensure that you can manage your time and energy effectively.

We encourage you to navigate the employer-employee dynamic smartly and be proactive in building your own success. By maximizing your value, starting a side business, and considering overemployment, you can take control of your career and financial future. Remember that your employer's interests are not always aligned with yours, so it's essential to prioritize your own needs and goals.

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